Photos, Prints, Drawings Florence DiStefano in her basement sewing shop where she makes and alters garments for herself, family members and friends.

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Cooper, Martha
Distefano, Florence
Taylor, David Alan
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects Clothing Industry
Ethnographic Photographs
Italian Americans
Sewing Machines
Florence DiStefano in her basement sewing shop where she makes and alters garments for herself, family members and friends.
Contributor Names
DiStefano, Florence (Depicted)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Collaborator)
Cooper, Martha (Photographer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Retirees
-  Clothing industry
-  Ethnographic photographs
-  Sewing machines
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Forms part of a group of images depicting scenes at the home of retired ladies garment worker Florence DiStefano, Paterson, New Jersey, September 15, 1994.
-  Here she is operating a "Merrow machine" (manufactured by the Merrow Machine Company, Hartford, Connecticut) that affixes a kind of edge binding to fabric in order to prevent unraveling. Florence is wearing a smock she made that has the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) logo imprinted on the fabric; she used to wear this smock on the job.
35 mm black-and-white film negative
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-MC-B035-25
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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